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an indictment endorsed by a grand jury

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It should be noted that a grand jury's failure to issue a true bill does not preclude later prosecution so long as the later charges are brought within the applicable statute of limitations period and properly approved.
Att'y, Statement Regarding the No True Bill in The Matter of the Investigation into the Death of Eric Garner, Off.
No state, court justice, senator, representative, no president can impel the people to separate from laws established within the true Bill of Rights or histories dearly bound to that Declaration.
Your action, therefore, should be reasonably prompt in either voting an indictment as to the charge or returning a "no true bill.
In order to find a true bill, 12 of the twenty-four grand jurors had to
But the National Audit Office watchdog reckons the true bill is twice that.
It is true Bill Clinton's presidency began with some rhetorical flourishes about spreading democracy.
The true bill forthe police crackdown on anti-war protester Brian Haw in Parliament Square last year exceeded pounds 111,000, new figures revealed yesterday.
The figure of pounds 431million, though widely quoted, was never the true bill but only a final estimate.
The opposition Labour group claims the true bill has been grossly under-estimated because it does not include the time of officers.
A huge minority in the country warned him the war was not a true bill.
On April 18, 2000, a grand jury that heard some 50 witnesses, including me, returned a verdict of "no true bill," exonerating the officers.
So well have we learned that particular lesson that sometimes we grow up to be reporters and editors who can decipher a city budget and tell you the difference between an indictment and a true bill, but can't name the world's most popular religions or even identify the major denominations in our own states.